About the book
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It sometimes happens that a writer manages to find and swing open the well-hidden doors to the very heart of their literary passions and expressions. This is what acclaimed Swedish poet, playwright and novelist Agneta Pleijel has managed to do. The result is a brave, beautiful and engaging tale of a young woman navigating the potentially treacherous waters between the erotic cravings of the adolescent body and the poetic hunger of the literary and intellectual mind.
Göran Rosenberg, author of A Brief Stop on the Road from Auschwitz
A prophecy received by a beloved aunt, a prophecy that the girl eagerly awaits to see fulfilled.
In an open-hearted and pregnant recollection, Agneta Pleijel writes her memoirs about a young girl who once was her. The childhood is dominated by geographical movements. The girl is engaged in reading the books give words to the vagueness of existence and she’s also busy thinking about the female sex, family and the stupendous diversity of people. Her dad, the mathematician, and her mum, the musician, are very different from each other. They are in conflict with each other, and she loves them both.